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Britten Sinfonia and Sir Mark Elder

Sir Mark Elder conducts the Britten Sinfonia in Finzi's The Fall of the Leaf, Mahler's Ruckert-Lieder and Brahms's First Symphony, in a concert at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.

Sir Mark Elder conducts the Britten Sinfonia in Finzi's The Fall of the Leaf, Mahler's Rückert-Lieder and Brahms's First Symphony, in a concert at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.

Introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Finzi: The Fall of the Leaf
Mahler arr. Britten: What the Wild Flowers Tell Me
Mahler: Rückert-Lieder

c.8.15pm Interval

Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor

Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano)
Britten Sinfonia
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

Brahms's First Symphony, one of the greatest of all Romantic symphonies, was first performed with considerably smaller musical forces than we are used to hearing today. Sir Mark Elder conducts Britten Sinfonia in a performance that returns to the spirit of those early concerts and allows the details of Brahms's extraordinary lyrical masterpiece to shine through. Mahler's sublime Rückert-Lieder (with mezzo Elisabeth Kulman), Finzi's soaring elegy for orchestra, and Britten's arrangement of the second movement of Mahler's Third Symphony completes the eloquent programme.

Concert recorded on 10 November 2017.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    What the Wild Flowers Tell Me

    Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia.
  • Gerald Finzi

    The Fall of the Leaf (Elegy)

    Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Rückert Lieder

    Performer: Elisabeth Kulman. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia.
  • Johannes Brahms

    5 Songs, Op.104 (for chorus)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Philips.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

    Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia.
  • Trad.

    Verily, He is Worthy

    Choir: The Orthodox Singers. Conductor: Georgy Smirnov.
    • Basso Profundo from Old Russia.
    • Saison Russe.
    • 1.
  • Pyotr Gontcharov

    We bow down before Your Cross

    Choir: The Orthodox Singers. Conductor: Georgy Smirnov.
    • Basso Profundo from Old Russia.
    • Saison Russe.
    • 2.
  • Alexei Lvov

    Before Thy Cross

    Choir: The Orthodox Singers. Conductor: Georgy Smirnov.
    • Basso Profundo from Old Russia.
    • Saison Russe.
    • 3.
  • Trad.

    We Hymn Thee

    Choir: The Orthodox Singers. Conductor: Georgy Smirnov.
    • Basso Profundo from Old Russia.
    • Saison Russe.
    • 4.
  • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

    Do not reject me in my old age

    Choir: The Orthodox Singers. Director: Georgy Smirnov.
    • Basso Profundo from Old Russia.
    • Saison Russe.
    • 6.
  • Alexei Lvov

    God Save the Tsar

    Choir: The Orthodox Singers. Conductor: Georgy Smirnov.
    • Basso Profundo from Old Russia.
    • Saison Russe.
    • 13.

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